The Excellence Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognize the people and companies that are driving change.

Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at a range of corporate activities including deals, business projects and company initiatives, both internal and in the community.

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What is Business Expansion?

Business Expansion is one of our largest categories and looks at the core functions of business operations within the sector.

This consists of any projects that have expanded the company’s footprint in the sector, including: contract wins; launching in new territories; launching new product lines; the acquisition and expansion of facilities and real estate; acquisition of new machinery or other assets; improved logistics; partnerships; and significant staff increases.

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C4ISR & Electronic Warfare

Blighter Surveillance SystemsNorthrop GrummanSpirent Federal Systems
DroneShieldPeraton LabsSurCom International
EchodyneRaytheon Intelligence & SpaceSyntonics
Elbit SystemsRedTail TechnologySypris Electronics
HensoldtRitekTeledyne Technologies
L3Harris TechnologiesSilvusThales
Smiths Interconnect Ultra

Within Business Expansion this category includes those companies who have secured new business from across the communications and intelligence spectrum, including the supply of systems, the upgrade of existing ones, and the securing of contracts to develop future concepts. In addition this category also includes contract wins related to electronic warfare suites.

This year we have seen case studies related to base and vehicle radar systems; electronic warfare suites; radios; seismic monitoring equipment; and optical communications among others.

Infrastructure, Logistics & Support

AeroVironmentBoeing Defence UKEnvistacomKennelly Constructions
AtosCACI InternationalIBMMobius Parsons Solutions
Axiologic SolutionsCapella SpaceJacobs Engineering GroupParsons
BarpaCollins AerospaceKBRThales Australia

This category includes companies that have won contracts to build or expand base facilities and infrastructure. It also includes companies that have significantly increased their support staff numbers.


AdargaComtech TelecommunicationsLeonardo DRS
Arqit FacultyLockheed Martin
Axellio General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)Microsoft
Babcock International Group HensoldtNCI Information Systems Improbable DefencePeraton
CoachMePlus Leidos

The IT category includes companies that have won contracts to provide, upgrade or maintain technology systems and solutions for both hardware and bases. This can include anything from vehicle and weapons systems, navigation and weather software through to cloud storage and cyber-security offerings.

Research and Development

Anywise ConsultingBoresightKumu NetworksRFTEQScientific Systems Company (SSCI)
Arkwright TechnologiesDaronmont TechnologiesKutta TechnologiesRingIRSentient Vision Systems
Armaments Research Company (ARC)Defendtex Research LabsMilrem RoboticsRobotic ResearchSouthwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Auterion Government SolutionsEyeTrackingMission Systems AustraliaRUAG AustraliaTAE Gas Turbines
BlueprintkrtklQinetiQScience Applications International (SAIC)VISIMO

In this category we recognise those companies that have committed to research through investments and the securing of contracts to develop specific new technologies and solve industry problems.

Soldier Systems

AquaterroGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS)Saab
Ascend ElementsL3Harris TechnologiesSenop
Avon ProtectionNurol TeknolojiTheon Sensors
Elbit Systems of AmericaOskar PedersonTIAG

This category includes companies that have won contracts related to the provision of equipment and support services for army personnel. This includes everything from uniforms to body armour, materials to radios and portable technology.


Bell TextronDiSTISaab
CAE USAElbit Systems UKThales
CognataLeidosValiant Integrated Services
Cubic Mission and Performance SolutionsRheinmetall

This category looks at companies involved in the provision of training programmes and facilities. This includes everything from contract wins related to training simulators, to the provision of training equipment through to the supply of staff training programmes and the maintenance and running of training facilities.

Vehicles: Aircraft


In this category we look at companies that have been active in the manufacture and sale of aircraft, whether that be securing new clients, expanding existing contracts or delivering aircraft to customers.

Vehicles: Components

ATI Forged ProductsIntevacParker Aerospace
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)iXblueRenvale
Collins AerospaceJetopteraRheinmetall
CumminsMagnaghi AeronauticaS&K Aerospace
Elbit Systems of AmericaMarotta ControlsSenop
GM DefenseNasmyth GroupThales

In this category we look at companies that have won contracts to manufacture and supply parts, components and equipment for military vehicles.

Vehicles: Land Vehicles

BAE SystemsMilrem RoboticsPolska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ)
Bale DefenceOshkosh DefenseRheinmetall
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)PatriaTenCate Advanced Armor USA
GM DefensePearson EngineeringVentia
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Plasan SasaWFEL
Mack Defense Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne (WZM)

In this category we look at companies that have been active in the manufacture and sale of land vehicles, whether that be securing new clients, expanding existing contracts or delivering vehicles to customers.

Vehicles: Unmanned

AeroVironmentRheinmetallTextron Systems
ELTA North AmericaShield AITomahawk Robotics
Insitu PacificSystems and Technology ResearchVantage Robotics Skydio
Raven AerostarTelerob

This category highlights companies that have won contracts relating to the ever increasing area of drone and unmanned vehicles. This includes the development, manufacture and supply of drones and UAVs, UGVs and RCVs among others.


BlueHaloElbit SystemsIndraRheinmetall
Collins AerospaceHalconLiteye SystemsSako
DyneticsHanwha Defense AustraliaLockheed MartinThales Australia

This category looks at companies that have developed and supplied vehicle, ground and air vehicle weapon systems.